Sun 1 Apr 2012
Happy April! Stampin’ Up has a new promotion today, Summer Smooches. This is a sneak peek of a suite of items that will be in the next big catalog starting June 1st. But you can order these products during the month of April! My two favorite items are the fabulous paper and the adorable purse! I showed you this group shot of the purses the other day. Aren’t they super cute? Today I have a closer look at each one.
When you first die cut the purse, it looks like this. (Not pictured is the little strap that is also cut out.)
Once you fold along the score lines, there are two little edges to put your adhesive on, and then it all comes together easily. There is even a little slit for the tab to slide into. I found it helped to wiggle a scissor tip into this slit first, before trying to slip the paper tab in, just to loosen it up a bit. For the first purse, I used everything exactly as it was cut out by the die. I added a brad to the flap for visual interest, but that is all.
I cut the second purse out of Island Indigo card stock, and added just a flap cut out of the Designer Series Paper. Since this is a steel-ruled die, it is easy to cut these at the same time. I again added a brad to the flap, but I also swapped out the paper handle for a ribbon one. Still super easy, and adds a little more visual interest to the purse.
Stamps: It’s a Wrap Occasions
Ink: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Island Indigo, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Other: Petite Purse Bigz L Die, Printed 2011 In Color Designer Brads
The third purse is the opposite of the second. This time I cut the body out of designer series paper, and added a solid card stock flap. I used a button instead of a brad, and used a border punch to create my strap.
I love this little purse! There are already so many creations out there for non-purse things you can make out of it! I can’t wait to try a few!